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Once Moderate, the Islamic Maldives Turning Radical Putting Tourists in Danger

Once Moderate, the Islamic Maldives Turning Radical Putting Tourists in Danger

Country: 
Maldives
News Date: 
19/06/2017
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

After the disappearance of one journalist and the murder of a second, government officials of the once moderate Islamic Maldives island chain are worried that radical Islam is growing in strength, putting at risk the lives of millions of western tourists who go there to soak up the tropical paradise. The murder of blogger Yameen Rasheed, who was  by multiple assailants on April 23, deepened the worry of the central government in the Maldives’ capital of Malé. Rasheed had been tracking the rise of radical Islam in the Maldives and was likely killed for putting a spotlight on the radicalism he found.